When you hear people throw the word ‘premature’ around when it comes to babies you don’t ever take huge amounts of notice. It’s just a baby that was born a bit early. Nothing unheard of about that really. Until you have one. Until you are in a bed on a postnatal ward after giving birth and your baby is down the corridor. You’re not drinking in those first few moments of your babies life; cooing over them and getting to know them. Instead quite often they are fighting for their lives, learning how to survive when they weren’t ready to… View Post

The mince pies, Christmas cards, gifts, Christmas puddings, they’re all in the shops. It’s time. It’s time to start writing those lists, planning the big day, oh I love it. Christmas is so lovely with kids too so over the next few days I will be sharing two Christmas Gift Guides with you; one for preschoolers like my Little Man and one for babies like my Little Lady. Today’s gift guide is for baby. I think buying presents for babies can sometimes be a bit tricky especially if they are newborn so I have picked a few things that I… View Post

The mince pies, Christmas cards, gifts, Christmas puddings, they’re all in the shops. It’s time. It’s time to start writing those lists, planning the big day, oh I love it. Christmas is so lovely with kids too so over the next few days I will be sharing two Christmas Gift Guides with you; one for preschoolers like my Little Man and one for babies like my Little Lady. Today’s gift guide is for preschoolers. I have tried to go quite varied with these as you will see I am a fan of book type presents and activity based ones too.… View Post

This year has been a busy one for all sorts of reasons. When September rolled around and October was on the horizon I started to wonder if I had done the right thing deciding to do Little Man’s 4th birthday party at home. I thought it would be easier with a new baby (or babies as I thought at the time). We were only inviting a few of his little friends as he had just moved from nursery to prechool so wasn’t really mentioning preschool friends yet. Then I started to worry as people started looking at me like I… View Post

‘How many children do you have?’ A pretty standard question in a lot of small talk conversations. Someone new at work, someone you meet at a playgroup, a new friend. An easy question really, until now. ‘How many children do you have Rachel?’ 1, 2, 3, 35. The answer doesn’t really matter to most people. Your answer has no impact on their life particularly. It is just small talk until you ask a Mum like me. A Mum that has lost. When I was pregnant one of the most lovely things about it was when someone asked about the baby… View Post